TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King St. W (at John St.), Toronto ON M5V 3X5‎
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes

TIFF Bell Lightbox provides a home for all of TIFF's existing programmes as well as new initiatives, community and industry events.

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  • "The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open..." (2 tips)
  • "Be certain to visit the Film Reference Library. It houses the world's most extensive..." (2 tips)
  • "I love the Blackberry Lounge. Grab a glass of wine, hook your laptop up..." (2 tips)
  • National Post

    Dave Bidini: "In many ways TIFF is the worst of Toronto, but, in some ways, it’s also the best: Insane coverage of celebrities whose presence is balanced by great little films." http://natpo.st/cxBLoe Read more

    National Post · September 13, 2010
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  • TIFF

    The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, closed Monday.

    TIFF · December 15, 2010
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  • Toronto Entertainment District

    Forgot your phone charger and the cell is almost dead? Charge your BlackBerry phone in our BlackBerry Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox!

    Toronto Entertainment District · January 21, 2011
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  • Tom E.

    Great addition to Toronto! 5 cinemas paying homage to the greatest in film!

    Tom E. · September 12, 2010
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  • TIFF

    Cupcakes and other sweets from Wanda's Pie In The Sky now available at concessions!

    TIFF · March 15, 2011
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  • Christine E.

    Denys Arcand's Oscar is housed here near the staircase.

    Christine E. · January 6, 2012
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  • Owen H.

    Great venue, although you will run into people who use the term "zeitgeist" in casual conversation

    Owen H. · September 20, 2010
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  • Carolyn V.

    I love the Blackberry Lounge. Grab a glass of wine, hook your laptop up and crunch out some work while people watching on King St. P.S. This place is wired beautifully!

    Carolyn V. · May 14, 2011
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  • Dan K.

    These are the most comfortable theater chairs I've ever sat in.

    Dan K. · December 27, 2010
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  • Max R.

    Brave #PODPROTEST

    Max R. · December 8, 2013
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  • Catherine S.

    $3 popcorn!

    Catherine S. · January 15, 2011
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  • TIFF

    Now that the penny is being phased out, drop off your coins to our donation boxes to support initiatives like TIFF Kids, TIFF Next Wave, Pocket Fund, Special Delivery & Reel Comfort.

    TIFF · April 9, 2013
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  • Toronto Entertainment District

    The Canadian Film Gallery located on the 4th floor is open to the public for free. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am–7:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm–6:00 pm, closed Monday.

    Toronto Entertainment District · January 21, 2011
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  • TIFF

    The Film Reference Library is a valuable resource for scholars, filmmakers & the general public. The extensive collection of materials make it a rich source for everything cinema!

    TIFF · December 15, 2010
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  • TIFF

    Take a free 45-minute guided tour of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Every Sat & Sun at 11am & 1pm. Meet next to the elevators on the main floor. First come, first served.

    TIFF · February 20, 2013
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  • Jonny B.

    No refunds on movie tickets, $2.50 charge to change them may apply...

    Jonny B. · January 14, 2012
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  • Brad B.

    Films as they're meant to be seen. From Chinatown to Melancholia, each print I've seen has been crisp and bright. No hair/scratches; pristine sound. Film is an art form, and Lightbox is its gallery.

    Brad B. · December 16, 2012
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  • richard m.

    I was going to buy tickets online, but they are a dollar more than if I go to the box office. This place run by Ticketmaster?

    richard m. · January 17, 2011
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  • Dan J.

    Make sure you order tickets online and pick up at the willcall window. Just in case there are lineups

    Dan J. · December 28, 2010
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  • charlotte

    The upstairs bar is good for people-watching over king street with a cocktail.

    charlotte · December 29, 2013
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  • TIFF

    Grab a free popcorn when you show your TIFF Bell Lightbox Check-in to a concession staff member on April 16 (Foursquare Day).

    TIFF · April 12, 2013
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  • Andrew G.

    There are two unmarked washrooms hidden behind the escalators on the main floor. Handy if the ones upstairs are busy.

    Andrew G. · November 10, 2012
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  • Travel + Leisure

    The monolithic $191 million headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival, held each September, is at the heart of downtown.

    Travel + Leisure · July 20, 2012
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  • j.r. m.

    In addition to the annual film festival, I particularly like the old classics shown on the big screen, e.g., 2001, Chinatown, Jaws, as well as the career director retrospectives.

    j.r. m. · July 2, 2012
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  • Joanne G.

    Get the semolina gnocchi!

    Joanne G. · December 17, 2011
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  • David S.

    Try to avoid sitting too close to the screen, you'll hurt your neck.

    David S. · December 9, 2011
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  • Darina G.

    Grace Kelly exhibition is absolutely brilliant!

    Darina G. · November 5, 2011
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  • Kent S.

    Dont forget to check out the rooftop! Nikki Beach parties at TIFF

    Kent S. · October 28, 2011
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  • Ontario Travel

    Check out TIFF's great year round programming - from favourite movies like an American Tail to classic Hitchcock films, TIFF Bell Lightbox has something for everyone!

    Ontario Travel · September 29, 2011
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  • Anna Nicole U.

    Great addition to the heart of Toronto. It's got culture, class, style, has workshops and lectures, even a restaurant and a cafe. And it also plays films! Come visit the TIFF Bell Lightbox today!

    Anna Nicole U. · September 24, 2011
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Be certain to visit the Film Reference Library. It houses the world's most extensive English language collection of Canadian film-related material.

    The Ritz-Carlton · September 6, 2011
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  • Eric L.

    Try to get there a bit early as the concession line tends to be a bit slow - but worth it with outstanding baked goods in addition to the usual movie fare! Read more

    Eric L. · August 22, 2011
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  • richard m.

    Bet you'll never see Mayor Coby at a film or in the building...

    richard m. · August 14, 2011
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  • Ryan L.

    If you like washing your hands in cool temp water, wash them before coming here. Only warm water in these automatic faucets.

    Ryan L. · August 12, 2011
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  • Javier E.

    If you have kids make sure to go to the 3rd floor. Stop-motion stations, green room shoot. Great entertainment 4 every1

    Javier E. · February 27, 2011
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  • Eryn B.

    Amazing just to roam and feel the zeitgeist

    Eryn B. · September 10, 2010
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  • Natasha V.

    This place takes a "movie date" to a whole new level. Cute location & building, and the Kijiji cafe adds a little pizzazz!

    Natasha V. · March 2
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  • jurenda

    Best popcorn in TO

    jurenda · January 3
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  • Karen Q.

    Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli on now (Dec 17/2013 to Jan 3/2014)!

    Karen Q. · December 18, 2013
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  • Nick D.

    Best theatre in Toronto. This movie is going to rock. I number number.

    Nick D. · September 12, 2013
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  • book_diva

    Vote at TIFF.net/VOTE with your tickets to be entered in the Blackberry People's Choice Award draw. #TIFF13

    book_diva · September 9, 2013
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  • Juan Carlos G.

    Ready for TIFF adventure again.

    Juan Carlos G. · September 4, 2013
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  • TIFF

    Festival Village walking tours depart from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tours run daily at 12:30pm and 5:30pm from September 6th- 11th, and last approx. one hour. Free with any film ticket, stub, or pass!

    TIFF · August 28, 2013
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  • Matt S.

    Great place to take a poop!

    Matt S. · August 15, 2013
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  • Flor M.

    Best location to watch films in 3D!

    Flor M. · August 15, 2013
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  • book_diva

    Free wifi.

    book_diva · August 1, 2013
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  • Pedro P.

    Great place to watch independent films.

    Pedro P. · June 27, 2013
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  • Melissa P.

    Best popcorn in the city!

    Melissa P. · April 12, 2013
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  • Deb L.

    A fresh new venue that is perfect when you need a theatre and party space. From the lobbies to the malaparte they are all fresh and new

    Deb L. · March 6, 2013
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  • Spandy A.

    Get cultured!! ;D

    Spandy A. · December 22, 2012
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